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Thu 11th Nov 2010

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fredtoy commented on Talking Point: The Fragility of Buying Downloa...:

As @Pahvi stated, even if a person buy physical copies of games these days they're actually "half digital" as there will be many patches and DLC attached to them after the release. The fact that you may not be able to get the full experience of a game you own some years after it's release is a major bummer. But my greatest concern is about day one bug patches. They're becoming increasingly common nowadays. So, even if you get a physical copy of a game today you may end with a nearly unplayable bug ridden version of it as your only option tomorrow.



fredtoy commented on Nintendo's New Response: Some amiibo "Likely" ...:

If Nintendo don't stop making less popular Amiibos, they would waste money and resources and the stores would most likely have their bargain bins crowded with them. If Nintendo stop making the less popular figurines, they will vanish from stores and the prices will skyrocket on eBay. Even the likes of Wii Fit Trainer that no one cares about will cost a small fortune.



fredtoy commented on Wii Owners Are Upgrading To PlayStation 4, Cla...:

I'm also in the group of Nintendo consoles for Nintendo exclusives and PC for everything else that I can't play on Nintendo machines. There are a couple of Sony/Microsoft exclusives that are interesting but I can live without them.



fredtoy commented on Weirdness: SEGA Employee Has a Bad Day, Says B...:

The guy was a troll.

I belive that Bayonetta 2 is "exactly the Same" as Bayonetta 1 in the same sense that God of War, Uncharted, Gears of War, Legend of Zelda, Super Mario Bros, Elder Scrolls and a lot of other games that belong to franchises are "exactly the Same".



fredtoy commented on How Did Nintendo Do At This Year's Golden Joys...:

These industry prizes (any industry), in general, are political. They are not judging the games themselves. They are judging them in context with industry. Nintendo has it's share of players, but, they are not the mainstream on the gaming industry. The so-called hardcore gamers like to think they are an elite of refined gamers, but in fact they are the mainstream of the gaming industry. The hardcore games are the games that often stay on the top of the charts. So, these prizes are focused on them.



fredtoy commented on Nintendo Download: 4th October 2012 (North Ame...:

I played the original Cave Story on PC. Then, bought and played it again on WiiWare when it was released. Then, I got Cave Story+ on Steam from a Humble Bundle. I think I'll skip this time.

From this week I'll eventually get the NSMB 2 DLC. I don't have the game yet (shame on me =P), but I'll get it in a near future (when i finish beating my 3DS backlog).



fredtoy commented on Capcom: The Next Gen Doesn't Start With Wii U:

As @AlmightyDerek said, this statement was made from a business point of view. As Dreamcast, and other consoles before it, Wii U may or may not set the trends for the next generation of consoles. I'm not talking about horse power. Wii, love or hate it, set the trend for motion gaming. Every console received a motion controller after the Wii Remote. Xbox 360 set the standard for online gaming and download service.



fredtoy commented on Talking Point: Another Look at the News - 20th...:

@theblackdragon I didn't think about the two tablet limit of Wii U and multiplayer games. This is a good use for the pro controller. And I agree with you that one can not say that Activision specifically demanded the pro controller without proof. I wasn't exactly pointing at them. I was thinking about big developers in general.



fredtoy commented on Talking Point: Another Look at the News - 20th...:

I can't see this Wii U Pro Controller as something other than concession to third parties.

The original Wii needed the classic controller for VC games and games that didn't fit the Wiimote scheme. But for Wii U, apparently, the original tablet controller can do everything the pro does, with the added screen in the middle to extra functionality.

IMHO, it's almost like to have a DS and play it with one screen covered or making a new DS with only one screen so thirdies could do lazy ports without worrying with the other screen.



fredtoy commented on E3 2012: Wii U Tech Specs Revealed:

I see a lot of people complaining about the lack of internal HD or support to external ones. I don't see the point. On X360 or PS3 (as people tend to compare), the internal HD is used to install games (retail and download) , store music and movies. As WiiU will not serve as media center and retail games will not be installed on the HD, only downloadable games will use storage media on the console. Assuming that the average downloadble game will use about 1GB of storage space, one 32 GB SDHC card will hold about 30 of them. I think it's a fair number.



fredtoy commented on Rayman Origins 3DS Hits North America on 5th June:

@VintageBoy said:
"I played the demo, honestly I wasn't all impressed. Don't get me wrong - Rayman Origins is a phenomenal game, and if you can't pick it up on another platform then you should definitely get it on this. The problem is, the game is considerably better on the other platforms. The graphics retain their fluid animation, but the price for this is downscaling the quality. Add to that that it seems to be a direct port of a game designed for 1080p (1920 pixels wide) shrunken down to a screen 400 pixels wide. As a result, Rayman et al are tiny onscreen and there's a considerable blurriness to the art. Some larger graphics actually look quite badly JPEG'd.
The 3D effect is nice, I'll say, but this game in HD (or even just simply bigger at 480p the Wii) on the other consoles is better."

Exactly my opinion about the game. I played the demo, liked the game, found the 3D effect good, but, Rayman and the other characters are so tiny. You just can't see the details on the characters and scenario.